Tackson Makandwa

Mr Tackson Makandwa

Doctoral Researcher
Institution: African Centre for Migration & Society
Current Insitution Location: South Africa

Email: tacksonmak@gmail.com
Phone Number: 27743552991
Website: Go to website

African Centre for Migration & Society, P O Box 79 Wits, Johannesburg, 2050, South Africa

Migration Health Research Area/Expertise:
I have been working on health and migration for the past five when I started my Masters studies at the African Centre for Migration & Society. I have research on migration and urban health using a maternal health lens. This has resulted in a publication on giving birth in a foreign land. My interests are in migration and maternal health, social justice issues, access to health, religion, and health. I also have interest in social determinants of health.

Research Focus/Expertise on Relevant Migrant Categories:
Internal Migration
Migrant Workers (Adults)
Students (Adults)

International/Cross-Border Migration
International students (Adolescents, Adults)
Patient mobility across borders (Adolescents, Adults)
International migrant workers (Adolescents, Adults)

General Research Focus/Expertise: 
Health and human rights
Health policy
Maternal and child health

Relevant Projects

Title Year Published Region/Country Role in the Project Main Outcome Link to Study Reports and publications
Migration and Health Project (maHp) in Southern Africa 2017 Southern AfricaSouth Africa Research Staff
Migration and urban health: exploring maternal healthcare experiences of Zimbabwean and South African women in Johannesburg, South Africa 2015 Southern AfricaSouth Africa Principal Investigator
Giving birth in a foreign land: Maternal health-care experiences among Zimbabwean migrant women living in Johannesburg, South Africa 2013 Southern AfricaSouth Africa
Southern AfricaZimbabwe
Principal Investigator

Relevant Publications

Title Author Year Published Link to Publication
Giving Birth in a Foreign Land: Exploring the Maternal Healthcare Experiences of Zimbabwean Migrant Women Living in Johannesburg, South Africa Makandwa, T & Vearey, J 2017
A global research agenda on migration and health (comment) Hanefeld, J et al. 2017